Central Nervous System

Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that bewilders us all.. There is no known cause. We do know that MS (multiple sclerosis) is a disease where the myelin breaks down and is replaced by scar tissue. The demyelination can slow down or block the flow of signals to and from the central nervous system to the rest of the body, impairing such functions as vision, strength, and coordination.1 While we do know what MS is we still don't know why, where and when people contract the disease
Abuse of innocent
Abuse of innocent
abuse of innocent Abuse of the Innocent Is it right to force a mouse to live it's live in a laboratory cage to test anti-cancer drug? How would you like to be squeezed in a cage with many other animals, not being able to touch the grass, run around and play, smell the flowers, or go for a walk in the warmth of the sunshine? Animal cruelty is wrong because we are hurting the Innocent. Animals experience and feel pain, fear, anxiety, stress, depression, boredom, joy and happiness. Animals are very
The Effects of Stress Alcohol Outcome Expectancies Gender Coping Style
The Effects of Stress Alcohol Outcome Expectancies Gender Coping Style
The Effects of Stress, Alcohol Outcome Expectancies, Gender, Coping Styles, and Family Alcoholism on Alcohol Consumption Research Proposal by Josh Robbins 100-928-594 November 26, 1996 Economics 143 Abstract One large component of American popular culture today is alcohol. A common stereotype for the effects of alcohol is that as a drug it acts as a stress antagonist. This theory was introduced by Conger (1956) as the Tension Reduction Hypothesis (TRW). It states that alcohol’s sedative action
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Acupuncture A Chinese medical technique; acupuncture is a medicine originating in the orient over four-thousand years ago. Used primarily for pain relief, but also in curing disease and general health improvement. Oriental Medicine views (illness and pain) as an imbalance of one's energy. With Acupuncture the energetic balance can be restored, thus helping the body to rid itself of disease. Often illnesses can be diagnosed and treated at an early stage. Acupuncture consists of inserting hair th
ACUPUNCTURE
ACUPUNCTURE
ACUPUNCTURE A Chinese medical technique; acupuncture is a medicine originating in the orient over four-thousand years ago. Used primarily for pain relief, but also in curing disease and general health improvement. Oriental Medicine views (illness and pain) as an imbalance of one's energy. With Acupuncture the energetic balance can be restored, thus helping the body to rid itself of disease. Often illnesses can be diagnosed and treated at an early stage. Acupuncture consists of inserting hair th
Dementia What is Dementia Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which
Dementia What is Dementia Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which
Dementia What is Dementia ? Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which results in global cognitive impairments. Dementia can occur as a result of a variety of neurological diseases. Some of the more well known dementing diseases include Alzheimer's disease (AD), multi-infarct dementia (MID), and Huntington's disease (HD). Throughout this essay the emphasis will be placed on AD (also known as dementia of the Alzheimer's type, and primary degenerative dementia), because statistically it is the m
SNAKES
SNAKES
SNAKES Justin Keith Mr. Curtwright Biology Keith 1 Have you ever wondered exactly what a snake is? Snakes are elongated, limbless reptiles that have often appeared in art and mythology. Scientists have currently discovered an estimated 2,500-3,000 living species of snakes living throughout the world except in the arctic regions. There is one exception to the old world viper, which has been found as far north as Scandinavia (60° North Latitude). The size variation of snakes ranges from slender b
Andy Warhol Life and Works
Andy Warhol Life and Works
Andy Warhol – Life and Works I’d like to start off this essay by expressing some personal opinions about the subject I’ve chosen, and also provide some background information, essential to a better understanding of the artist I have chosen, the era and movement he belonged to, and the style of art he produced. This world renowned artist I believe is the first artist that comes to mind when people hear the word “Pop art”. This man is Andy Warhol, one of the most famous modern artists of the 20th
Odds on - creating and maintaining a national art collection in South
Odds on - creating and maintaining a national art collection in South
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The Asian Sex Trade
The Asian Sex Trade
The Asian Sex Trade The Asian Sex Trade is one of the world’s most unexploded horrors. Back in 1997 the majority of girls going into the sex trade were mostly Thai, now they account for less then 2 percent. Agents (or better known to us as “pimps”) are now looking for girls from the neighboring countries. Seven out of ten families have sold at least one daughter. The amount of trafficking of children done is absolutely horrendous. It isn’t known exactly just how many children are a part of the t
Analysis of Yellow Wallpaper
Analysis of Yellow Wallpaper
Analysis of Yellow Wallpaper The Plot In this story we can speak of a unified plot because a clear sequence of beginning, middle and end is established. In the beginning we get information about where she and her husband will spend the summer , about who is involved in the story and also about why she is in this summer estate. The middle part, which makes out most of the story, is a description of what she is doing all day , of the wallpaper and of the gradual turning insane. The end of the stor
Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Abuse Alcohol Abuse Alcohol is liquid distilled product of fermented fruits, grains and vegetables used as solvent, antiseptic and sedative moderate potential for abuse. Possible effects are intoxication, sensory alteration, and/or anxiety reduction. Symptoms of overdose staggering, odour of alcohol on breath, loss of coordination, slurred speech, dilated pupils, fetal alcohol syndrome (in babies), and/or nerve and liver damage. Withdrawal Syndrome is first sweating, tremors, then altere
Ritalin
Ritalin
Ritalin In today's society we want a quick fix to remedy our problems. Therefore doctors are prescribing the drug, Ritalin, excessively. Although Ritalin is a widely used drug to control AD (H) D, there are other safer alternatives to combat this worldwide disorder. Ritalin, like many other drugs, has several side effects, some of which are severe. Ritalin is in a class of drugs called Methylphetamines. These types of drugs affect everything from thought process to everyday breathing. Ritalin's
Allicin
Allicin
Allicin Chemistry 2060 27 March, 2000 Allicin- C6H10OS2 - Allicin is a compound that occurs in garlic not in its natural state but when it is cut, crushed, or slightly cooked. It is suspected to be an antibacterial, anti-fungal agent with health benefits as a liquid oxide. Much of the research pertaining to allicin has not been conclusively proven but studies have shown that when at least two servings of garlic are consumed twice a week it enhances immunity; it improves circulation; it is a topi
Ritalin
Ritalin
Ritalin Many drugs plague us in this setting we call modern society. The word drug by itself conjures up images of heathens slumping in the alleyways of America’s violent streets injecting train-tracked arms full of milky white euphoria. Perhaps even scarier might be those drugs prescribed to us daily by physicians we know and trust. Millions of prescription drugs with heavy side effects and sometimes-unknown characteristics and workings are being doled out to us every day. Ritalin, a drug presc
What is the World Wide Web WWW
What is the World Wide Web WWW
What is the World Wide Web (WWW)? To understand the World Wide Web one must first grasp the concept of a unified, collective faction. Thus to understand we must first grasp what the Internet and cyberspace actually are. Cyberspace is the virtual universe that the Internet was created and is maintained in. The term was first coined in the mid-eighties by author and visionary William Gibson. His novel “Neuromancer” described the future as a great collective of computers and he called this future u
Antigone
Antigone
Antigone The Greek audience would have been familiar with the story told in Antigone and with the background of the characters. An understanding of Antigone's family and her father's fate helps to put the events of the play in context. Antigone is of the Labdacids, a great but star-crossed family. Her father was Oedipus. Oedipus was born of Laius and Jocasta, the rulers of Thebes, but his parents were warned in prophecy that the boy would grow up to murder his father and marry his mother. A herd
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
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Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Abuse Alcohol Abuse Alcohol is liquid distilled product of fermented fruits, grains and vegetables used as solvent, antiseptic and sedative moderate potential for abuse. Possible effects are intoxication, sensory alteration, and/or anxiety reduction. Symptoms of overdose staggering, odor of alcohol on breath, loss of coordination, slurred speech, dilated pupils, fetal alcohol syndrome (in babies), and/or nerve and liver damage. Withdrawal Syndrome is first sweating, tremors, then altered
GHB gamma-hydroxybutyrate
GHB gamma-hydroxybutyrate
GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) GHB other wise known as gamma-hydroxybutyrate was developed to be used during surgery, but over the past 25 years the tasteless, colorless liquid has become a dangerous substance among teens. ( Vilbg) The reason GHB is no longer used in surgery is due to the many negative side effects. GHB has been known though the years by many various names. GHB depresses the central nervous system causing the user to become unconscious. The long-term effects of the use of GHB are y
Prevention
Prevention
Prevention Lesson 7 Short Answer 1. Define prevention. Provide an example of a behavior that helps prevent physical illness. Indicate reasons why prevention is difficult to do in practice. Prevention is the best problem-solving solution. It is a risk-factor reduction behavior that can prevent stress and other health problems. For example, if lung cancer is painful for a patient and stressful to one’s mind, the best solution to eliminate the potential pain and stress is to prevent smoking. Preven
Alcoholism
Alcoholism
Alcoholism Running Head: ALCOHOLISM Alcoholism: Causes, Effects, and Treatment Possibilities Alcoholism is a wide-ranging and complex disease that heavily plagues society, especially in the United States, today. The symptoms are many, as are the causes and the effects. Alcoholism may be defined as a pattern of drinking in which harmful consequences result for the drinker, though observers have not agreed upon one specific definition of the term. There are two types of drinkers. The first type, t
Multiple Scleroses1 English II6 Dec 2003Multiple Scleroses MS is an au
Multiple Scleroses1 English II6 Dec 2003Multiple Scleroses MS is an au
Multiple Scleroses1 English II6 Dec. 2003Multiple Scleroses (MS) “is an autoimmune a disease, in which for unknown reasons, the body’s immune system begins to attack normal body tissue.” ( http://www.msfocus.org/info/info_faq.html ) With multiple scleroses the body attacks the cells that make myelin, the insulating material, that surrounds the nerve fibers in the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. The myelin is lost in multiple areas leaving plaque or scars called scleroses. “The disease is c
Mad Cow Disease
Mad Cow Disease
Mad Cow Disease Adv. Bio-2 Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a relatively new disease found primarily in cattle. This disease of the bovine breed was first seen in the United Kingdom in November 1986 by histopathological examination of affected brains (Kimberlin, 1993) . From the first discovery in 1986 to 1990 this disease developed into a large-scale epidemic in most of the United Kingdom, with very serious economic consequences (Moore, 1996). BSE primarily occurs in adult cattle of b
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord). The insulation of axons, called myelin, surrounding the nerves is damaged or destroyed in people with MS. When the myelin is affected, impulses travel over the axon very slowly, if at all, and there is some electrical interference between axons. Messages are not sent efficiently and can be altered, or fail to get through. When this occurs, messages from the brain are lost or interrupted caus
AbortionWhat It Really Is and My View On It
AbortionWhat It Really Is and My View On It
AbortionWhat It Really Is and My View On It 111 pd 8 February 20, 2004 Abortion Research Paper Health III Throughout the history of this nation, women have continued to gain benefits that they previously had not received. In the 1920’s, women were given the right to vote, and with this, women found that their voice was to be heard. As the nation progressed, both in its mentality and infrastructure, women were allowed to do much more, breaking many stereotypes, and even challenging and then chang
ALCOHOLISM
ALCOHOLISM
ALCOHOLISM Alcoholism is described by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence as “A chronic disease marked by a craving for alcohol which characterizes by impaired control over drinking, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortion in thinking, most notably denial” (Encarta Encyclopedia). Denial comes about when people do not accept that they are alcoholics and they suffer from an illness. Alcoholism is a world-wide discussed problem which has touched my life in a d
Nutrition Assignment
Nutrition Assignment
Nutrition Assignment Explain to the athlete the ingredient of their diet. Give details of macro and micro nutrients and supplementation. For an athlete a well balanced diet is essential, they need all types of macro and micro nutrients to help fuel exercise and help repair/restore the body back to pre-exercise state. Macro nutrients are needed in large quantities and come in the form of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Micro nutrients are needed in much smaller quantities like vitamins and mine
Java Applet Security Problems
Java Applet Security Problems
Java Applet Security Problems 1) Introduction: For most people, their first exposure to the Java programming language was in late 1995, when Netscape Navigator began running apples, small Java programs that ran within a World Wide Web browser, At the time, this was a revolutionary development for the Web, because applets were the first interactive content that could be delivered as part of a Web page. Although you can do similar things with Macromedia Flash, Microsoft ActiveX, and other technolo
Drinking
Drinking
Drinking Peter Holland Drinking alcohol has been a large part of society for many years. People find that is it easier to meet people when they have had a few drinks. Drinking has also been used as way to get closer to some one. �We�ll talk over a six pack,� is something that people will say when they need to talk about something. There are also many events that drinking has created. There are cozy bars �where everyone knows your name,� wine tasting parties, cocktail parties, and the h
The ability to regenerate the tissues of the human central nervous sys
The ability to regenerate the tissues of the human central nervous sys
The ability to regenerate the tissues of the human central nervous system (CNS) is one of the greatest projects undertaken by biomedical engineers today. With this eventual technology, permanent paralysis and blindness due to CNS injury will be a thing of the past. Central nervous system injuries will be repairable, an idea that was, until recently, just a fanciful dream, something out of a science fiction novel. In the last few years, however, giant strides have been made to make the idea of CN
Most people know that good nutrition is important for good health Reco
Most people know that good nutrition is important for good health Reco
Most people know that good nutrition is important for good health. Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) are the daily amounts of essential nutrients that will prevent deficiencies in most healthy people. But not many people realize the importance a healthy diet can have on their health for years to come. To help us stay healthy a person should eat a variety of foods, maintain ideal weight, avoid too much fat, and eat foods with enough starch and fiber. A good diet helps children grow, develop, a
ABSTRACT
ABSTRACT
ABSTRACT Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is most commonly diagnosed in children. Criminals with antisocial personality disorder are now also being diagnosed with attention deficit disorder. People with ADD primarily function out of the right side of the brain instead of both sides. ADD symptoms include fidgeting and not paying attention. Reactions to food can cause symptoms flare up. The Feingold Program helps to eliminate foods and drinks that bring out these symptoms. This is an alternative t
To the AIDS or cancer patient it is the plant that fights nausea and a
To the AIDS or cancer patient it is the plant that fights nausea and a
To the AIDS or cancer patient, it is the plant that fights nausea and appetite loss. To the nutritionist, its seed is second only to the soybean in nutritional value, and is a source of cooking oil and vitamins. To the paper or cloth manufacturer, it is the plant that provided much of our paper and clothing for hundreds of years and produces four times more fiber per acre than trees. To the environmentalist, it is the plant that could greatly slow deforestation, restore robbed nutrients by other
Abstract Paragraph
Abstract Paragraph
Abstract Paragraph Alzheimer's disease had not been discovered until recently. Not much is known about this disease, and today many people are affected by it. It definitely is a social problem in the United States today. In the following paper I hope to give insight as to what is known about the disease. Who is affected by it, and what can be done to fight this terrible thing that only seems to be getting worse. Review of Sources Webster 1989 Brooks 1987 Worsnop 1992 Caroll 1982 Wuethrich 1990
Aids
Aids
Aids Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), suppresses the immune system related to infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A person infected with HIV gradually loses immune function along with certain immune cells called CD4 T-lymphocytes or CD4 T-cells, causing the infected person to become vulnerable to pneumonia, fungus infections, and other common ailments. With the loss of immune function, a clinical syndrome (a group of various illnesses that together characterize a d
What is Attention Deficit Disorder How is it treated Can it be treated
What is Attention Deficit Disorder How is it treated Can it be treated
What is Attention Deficit Disorder? How is it treated? Can it be treated with medicine and, if so, is the medication safe? Why has it been so highly publicized lately? Why are so many people being diagnosed, and why is this disorder suddenly growing at such an overwhelming rate? Where was this disorder twenty or even ten years ago? Over the past decade, A.D.D., or rather its diagnosis, has become one of the most rapidly growing disorders among children and adults, not only in the United States
This research paper is going to discuss what excessive drinking and va
This research paper is going to discuss what excessive drinking and va
This research paper is going to discuss what excessive drinking and vast amounts of alcohol can do to people. This research paper can and will also tell a little about the history and background of alcohol. Then the paper will lead to the health effects of alcohol on people mental and psychical inside and outside. Then from there it will talk about some statistics of alcohol related traffic accidents and rapes on collage campus. This research paper is also taking the down side or bad side of al
This is my introduction to the brain and spinal cord I will tell you w
This is my introduction to the brain and spinal cord I will tell you w
This is my introduction to the brain and spinal cord. I will tell you where they are located and what they do in my own words. Listen and read. The spinal cord is located on your lower back. It is made out of a big bundle of neuron and the purpose is to allow you to move. It helps you work, sleep and do things in today’s world. The brain controls every thing in the body. It is in the top layer of your skull with jelly mass and has three parts. That’s the end of the introduction of the spinal co
Introductory Facts
Introductory Facts
Introductory Facts · During the first trimester of the mother’s pregnancy, when basic body structures are rapidly forming, the fetus is extremely vulnerable to environmental factors such as viral infections, radiation, drugs, and other tetratogens (an agent or influence that causes physical defects in a developing embryo), any of which can cause congenial malformations (A physical defect at the time of birth, either inherited or caused during gestation). (1) · Prenatal exposure to psychoactive
The Catcher in the Rye A Bridge from
The Catcher in the Rye A Bridge from
The Catcher in the Rye: A Bridge from Innocence to Adulthood Adolescence is a time of existence in two worlds. One world having the desire to be in the adult world, which is filled with all the unknown wonders of the world. The other world is the world of childhood which is comfortable and protected from all the impurities in the world. This sort of tug of war between the two worlds is not only mentally imposed on a being, but physically, socially, and morally as well. With all the mentioned ab
Marijuana is a mood altering or psychoactive drug that has many nickna
Marijuana is a mood altering or psychoactive drug that has many nickna
Marijuana is a mood altering or psychoactive drug that has many nicknames, such as pot, weed, ganja, sensi, herb, and others. It is an ancient drug that dates back to hundreds of years to Asia. Many cultures have used it during meditation, religious worship, and for intoxication. Marijuana itself comes from the Indian Hemp plant. It is the third most widely used drug in the United States, according to a survey taken in 1988, and it is the number one illegally used drug in the United States. Mar
The Mysteries Surrounding Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
The Mysteries Surrounding Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
The Mysteries Surrounding Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is a killer. What we know is that it wastes no time. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease will kill a person within one year of contraction. It is yet unknown how Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease chooses its victims, but it does seem to have accomplices, known as the spongiform encephalopathies, in the rest of the animal kingdom. It is possible that it may be known what means Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease uses in order to annihilate its vi
Don't you wonder why we never see newspaper headlines about the health
Don't you wonder why we never see newspaper headlines about the health
Don't you wonder why we never see newspaper headlines about the health benefits of masturbation? Every month you hear of a study proving that a daily glass of wine or a brisk walk through the park is good for the heart. Considering how the media loves sex, it's surprising that we haven't seen the headline Study Shows Daily Masturbation Reduces Stress, Invigorates Heart, and Prolongs Life. It's just another example of the taboo shrouding of this simple sexual activity, because all of that is t
Caffeine currently the world's most widely used behavior altering drug
Caffeine currently the world's most widely used behavior altering drug
Caffeine, currently the world's most widely used behavior altering drug, has actually been used by humans for centuries. The first ever recorded use was around 2700 B.C. when Chinese emperor Shen Nung regularly consumed tea. Around 575 A.D. Africans used coffee beans as money and consumed them for food but it wasn't until around 1865 that caffeine was found to be the active substance in such foods as tea, coffee, mate, and kola nuts that were used by people worldwide. Chemically caffeine is an
Conscious Dreaming
Conscious Dreaming
Conscious Dreaming Dreams have intrigued mankind since the beginning of time. Ever since the era of the cavemen, this alternative reality, so to speak, has baffled us. We have devoted countless years of study and experimentation to it and yet we still haven’t been able to fully grasp the phenomenon. Some argue that our dreams hold some hidden meaning, a glimpse into the darkest corners of our minds. Others speculate that they are merely collections of information that are spewed back out at ran
Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome When Josh was only 7 years old, he began doing strange things such as twitching his nose for minutes on end and stamping his foot constantly. He was never able to sit still in class and made several rude noises that disrupted his daily life. Months later, he began jumping up, swooping down, and touching the ground over and over again. One day his teacher finally called his parents in one day and told them of a student she once had that had Tourette Syndrome, a disorder Josh's
Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment Throughout the course of American history, many events have contributed to feelings of racism: slavery, the most obvious of these, Jim Crow Laws, and voting rights are among a few. One thing, however, is often overlooked. It was an event of unspeakable cruelty and racism. This event was the Tuskegee syphilis experiment. It entailed the involvement of blacks in a study which sought to bring an end to the disease syphilis. Upon closer examination, it became evident th
Multiple Sclerosis Diego Toro
Multiple Sclerosis Diego Toro
Multiple Sclerosis Diego Toro Multiple Sclerosis is a very common disease of the central nervous system, brain and spinal cord. Multiple Sclerosis builds up this inflammation called Myelin. Myelin is A fatty material that insulates nerves. The Myelin does not let the message from the nerve To the brain and this causes the Multiple Sclerosis symptoms. Symptoms depend on which part of the nervous system have been affected. Everyone who has Multiple Sclerosis have different symptoms. The most comm
First I will tell you about Vitamin B-1 otherwise known as Thiamin Thi
First I will tell you about Vitamin B-1 otherwise known as Thiamin Thi
First I will tell you about Vitamin B-1, otherwise known as Thiamin. This was discovered in 1926.This is made up of several complex molecules. This plays an important role in the bodies metabolic system for creating energy. This is very necessary for a normal functioning of the nervous system, muscles, heart, stabilizes hunger so that you aren't really hungry one second and not hungry the next. This also promotes growth and really good muscle tone. Although, I have found that there are many def